Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders view Matt McGloin as a backup, not a starter

There always seems to be a quarterback controversy in Oakland with the Raiders and that seems no closer to being solved than it ever has. One the cusp of acquiring Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans, the Raiders are shuffling their quarterback situation for the millionth time but seem to be clearing the air in the process.

With Schaub being viewed as the starter, the Raiders are now unlikely to draft a quarterback at No. 5 overall and it appears that they’ve made a decision on Matt McGloin. While he was once viewed as a potential starter in 2014, Vic Tafur reports that the Raiders really do like McGloin a lot — as a backup.

Not as a starter, as a backup. This seems to clear the air on the issue of where McGloin fits on the roster, but it simultaneously raises the familiar question of what happens to Terrelle Pryor. He appears to be the odd-man out in the Raiders convoluted quarterback equation, but we won’t know until something happens.

If McGloin is the backup entering camp though, Pyor’s days with the Raiders may indeed be numbered.

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